A discussion about where North Carolina stands in terms of the prevalence of birth defects. The state ranks high, as 1 in 33 infants in North Carolina have a birth defect. We’ll talk with a professor at UNC Charlotte who studies birth defects and the effort to prevent them, along with other experts, to find out why the rate of birth defects in North Carolina are so high and what people here and nationally are doing to improve the health of infants across the country.
Anna Bess Brown – State Program Director for the NC Chapter March of Dimes
Dr. Cynthia Cassell – Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte
Susan Lynch – Parent of a child with birth defects